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environment we're in, they're always hiring. they always have issues. so the last thing you want to do is put your search on hold. the very fact that a lot of people are doing that, a lot of your competitors who want those jobs that you do are taking some time off, gives you a real edge. >> zach, 203,000 jobs, what kinds of jobs are we talking about here? >> what we're talking about for the holidays, a lot of these are retail jobs and there will be more hiring ahead of that, as far as people are still going into malls and brick and mortar stores and not doing e-commerce. but a lot of those jobs they may get now they may find they're not going to have in february. people hire ahead of the heavy-duty christmas shopping season. a lot of these are definitely not what you would call great high-paying jobs, maybe entry level jobs. one of the reasons we paid so much attention this week to the minimum wage debate, mcdonald's and walmart, they may be good if you're 19 years old and trying to get a good into the labor market. but they're not necessarily careers. >> we continue to talk oftentimes ad nau
to be a challenge to get anything through the house in this environment. they've been difficult to get through. i think it's important we recognize that working families should have a decent wage and raising the minimum wage is something that should be a prerequisi prerequisite. we should get that done. that shouldn't even be controversial. it helps our whole economy grow. we certainly want people who work to be able to afford their family budget. so i would hope this would be noncontroversial. n we've done it in the past. i hope we do it again. >> in fact, you've been quite vociferous about it. in your home stand of maryland, two county there is have raised their minimum wages to $11.50 an hour. we've seen this in other local governments across the country. do you think it's the only way this initiative is going to succeed, keep it local, give up on congress, and the federal increase? >> every time we've increased the minimum wage, it's helped our economy. every time. we've heard predictions it would cost jobs. it increases jobs. it increases livability, the standard of living for americans. so
't had to. we're in a new environment. $17 trillion in debt. we've got to be more smart about how we spend pentagon dollars. but looking to commissaries as a place to start is the wrong place to start. let's look at everything but let's look at auditing the pentagon, finding the fat within the budget. let's look at the way we acquire weapons systems. there's billions in overruns and decades in delays in weapons systems. let's look at that before we look at military benefits and pay. >> i'm reading a third of the employees at these commissaries are military spouses. 30%. >> yes. >> that's another level of hits. >> these are community centers in many ways. the commissaries, the p.x.'s are the places where military families shop for a lot of different goods, where families work. if you're a private who doesn't have a car, you may not have access to go off base. if you're overseas in germany or south korea, the commissaries are places where you can get the food and items you couldn't get in markets outside the base. they in many ways become a community center and if you target them as a
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